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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Andrew Clothier


Will of Andrew Clothier
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 439 probate year 1844

In re
     Andrew Clothier       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I Andrew Clothier being of sound and disposing memory but weak in body and mindful of my latter end do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills made by me.
First I recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God and humbly pray that he will deal mercifully with it,
Secondly I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.
Thirdly, I give and bequeath to my two brothers Thomas and William Clothier all my money and property of every description that is the interest of it during their lives and that the survivor of the two brothers shall have the principal.
Fourthly, I give and bequeath all my Boats and household furniture together with all my clothes and my three watches and also my fishing room to my brother Thomas Clothier.
Lastly I appoint my brother Thomas Clothier to be my executor to this my last will and testament.
Signed sealed and published by me this first day of September 1844. Andrew his x mark Clothier (LS)
Published and declared being first read over to him in presence of B. Sweetland,   W.R. Gill.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (April 13, 2003)

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